There are several things I dislike about this update designed for a single "horizontal model 3 screen".
When I bough my model S, I always thought I would be able to keep the functionality that it came with.
First I have to say I still love the car, but this is the first time that I am unhappy with Tesla for reducing functionality.
#1: Single view screen. Before we had 2 independent windows located top or bottom or full screen. For example the rear camera at the top, and energy on the bottom. All interchangeable position. Maps when navigating could be run in background, or turned off.
> Now there is only one universal "flexible window" at the very bottom of the screen. The rear camera view and all other function screens are down by the cup holders. Yes this could probably be good for the model 3 and future S/X designs with the computer high up on the dash. This is totally unacceptable for my model S vertical screen.
#2: Map stuck as the background. Really, did someone forget to program a close switch on the map? There is nothing wrong with a blank background.
> I could live with the map as an active background if the 2nd window and window swap functions are restored, I could just cover the map with my 2 independent windows.
> Maybe you let me choose the background when nothing is being displayed.
#3: This interface is not suitable for a vertical screen. It is designed for a horizontal screen located mid dash in height.
> Now all of the menus are at the very bottom of the screen, you know farthest away from the road and where your attention should be.
I am aware that Tesla wants to go to one horizontal screen for the future model S and X just like the model 3. Maybe this interface is perfect for that.
Just a final question for Tesla.
Why spend a premium of over $40,000 for a model S and essentially have the same features as the 3, albeit a larger vehicle?
When you defeature (minimize) a high end car you end up with a low end car.
How many monitors are on your desk at work, more than one? Ya know, you really only need one, you can just tab between the applications.
This is exactly what this update did to my car's desktop. It removed one of my monitors and replaced it with a fixed map while locking the position of the remaining monitor.
Will Tesla restore the lost functionality? I doubt it.
The Model S (all vertical screen interface) menus should be at the top of the display (not the bottom). 2 active screen windows, with zoom and swap like I purchased.
Going backward in my opinion.
A formerly satisfied happy customer in Ohio.